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>>> good morning. more misery as the northeast still reels from the impact of sandy. a new threat, another storm headed to the region next week. bad news for millions of desperate residents. near hi 4 million people still without power. gas lines are growing even longer, and they areves are getting even more frayed. >>> four days to go, president obama arrives in ohio overnight and governor romney heads there as well as both camps brace for this morning's all-important jobs report and the impact of sandy looms large over election day. >>> and walk this way. new yorkers in need of a lift are about to get one on our plaza. the countdown has begun for aerosmith's first ever morning show concert today, friday, november 2nd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. this has been a hard week around here, but it's nice to have something to smile about this morning. aerosmith here on th
>>> good morning. insult to injury. with millions still reeling from hurricane sandy, now a nor'easter is brewing and it's set to bring high winds and heavy rain to the people who need it least. as temperatures in the northeast dip dangerously low today, we're tracking the storm. >>> complete devastation. a first look inside one new jersey town swamped by sandy. but its residents vowing to rebuild. a message of hope amid the ruins. >>> and down the stretch they come. president obama and governor romney crisscrossing the country hoping to persuade veters to vote for them on election day. and we are right in the middle of all the action "today," sunday, november 4, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with lester holt and erica hill live from democracy plaza. >>> good morning and welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt here on our beautiful little location. i call it the studio with a view, democracy plaza. our backdrop for nbc's election coverage. >> and a nice view it is. i'm erica hill. it's good you made it thi
and the aftermath of hurricane sandy. >> right now, this region is still reeling, but starting to make progress five days after hurricane sandy hit. today, gas rationing begins in new jersey, while people across the eastern seaboard are still trying to pick up the pieces. if they can get gas to move somewhere. can it be done? can new york city do anything to avoid ending up being under water again? we've got it covered. >>> also, important tips for you on how you can clean up from the storm and make sure you're ready before that next big one comes along. >> later on, some of new york's most famous natives held a telethon for hurricane sandy victims. matt lauer was the host. bruce springsteen, jon bon jovi, and billy joel helped raise money. we'll show you some highlights. >> it was quite a show. >>> we are also live on the campaign trail as president obama and governor romney crisscross the country with just three days to go now until election day. with the race neck and neck, we'll take a look at how hurricane sandy and friday's job numbers could affect the race. we want to begin with the aftermath
>>> good morning. gridlock. three days after sandy getting in and out of new york city a nightmare. long lines at gas stations across the region as the death toll from the storm rises to at least 74 people. >>> and new images show its fury in connecticut and new jersey today,thursday, november 1st, 2012. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. the storm recovery is already beginning, but already mounting frustration among people over how long it's going to take. and i guess that's understandable. >> yeah, and it's going to take a while. that much is clear. not just here in the city, but across the northeast region. as we mentioned, gas has become a hot commodity, especially in storm-damaged parts of new jersey and long island. the traffic problems around new york city are so bad now, governor andrew cuomo has declared a transportation emergency. >>> couple of new regulations in place, for example, a minimum passenger mandate is in effect for cars that try to get on the island of manhattan. you have to have thr
stories, of course. there is the countdown to election day and the aftermath of hurricane sandy. >> right now, this region is still reeling, but starting to make progress five days after hurricane sandy hit. today, gas rationing begins in new jersey, while people across the eastern seaboard are still trying to pick up the pieces. if they can get gas to move somewhere. can it be done? can new york city do anything to avoid ending up being under water again? we've got it covered. >>> also, important tips for you on how you can clean up from the storm and make sure you're ready before that next big one comes along. >> later on, some of new york's most famous natives held a telethon for hurricane sandy victims. matt lauer was the host. bruce springsteen, jon bon jovi, and billy joel helped raise money. we'll show you some highlights. >> it was quite a show. >>> we are also live on the campaign trail as president obama and governor romney crisscross the country with just three days to go now until election day. with the race neck and neck, we'll take a look at how hurricane sandy and friday's
following super storm sandy, president obama is back on the campaign trail today. the commander in chief wednesday in new jersey touring the devastation along the coastline. but he's making up for time today. his republican challenger mitt romney spends the day campaigning in virginia. more than 19 million people have already cast early ballots, but those, of course, won't be counted until november 6th. >>> state prosecutors in pennsylvania are reportedly announcing criminal charges against former long time penn state president graham spanier. they are based on e-mails in which spanier and others agreed not to tell authorities about former football coach jerry sandusky. meantime, sandusky was transferred to state prison where he will serve 3 to 60 years behind bars. >>> and residents in louisville, kentucky, are waiting to return to their homes after workers accidentally sparked a chemical fire at the site of a train derailment. at least three workers suffered serious burns. residents outside the evacuation zone have been warned to stay indoors. >>> a human rights group said syrian rebel
. >>> good morning. insult to injury. with millions still reeling from hurricane sandy, now a nor'easter is brewing and it's set to bring high winds and heavy rain to the people who need it least. as temperatures in the northeast dip dangerously low today, we're tracking the storm. >>> complete devastation. a first look insi one new jersey town swamped by sandy. but its residents vowing to rebuild. a message of hope amid the ruins. >>> and down the stretch they come. president obama and governor romney crisscrossing the country hoping to persuade veters to vote for them on election day. and we are right in the middle of all the action "today," sunday, november 4, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with lester holt and erica hill live from democracy plaza. >>> good morning and welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt here on our beautiful little location. i call it the studio with a view, democracy plaza. our backdrop for nbc's election coverage. >> and a nice view it is. i'm erica hill. it's good you made it this
after sandy, getting in and out of new york city a nightmare. long lines at gas stations across the region as the death toll from the storm rises to at least 75 people. and new images show the storm's fury in connecticut and new jersey "today," thursday, november 1st, 2012. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" at 7 am on the west coast this thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. let's look at the highways in and out of the city, mostly into the city. keep in mind it is 10:00 local time here on the east coast, so the bulk of the rush hour is over around yet, look at that. gonna be a lot of people late for work today. all of this caused by the remnants of sandy. >> yeah, a lot of people feeling it. there's some good news to report. limited mass transit services resumed this morning. they were supposed to help ease that commute a bit, as you can see not exactly working perfectly. we will show you brooklyn right now. a massive line of people waiting for shuttle bus service into manhattan. >> take all of that into consideration and, believe it or not, org
one. >>> good morning. more misery as the northeast sandy. a new threat, another storm the new jobs report is out this morning. it is mixed news. 171,000 jobs added. the unemployment rate up slightly to 7.9%. we will get reaction from both campaigns. >>> and walk this way. new yorkers in need of a lift are about to get one on our plaza. the count down has gun for air oh smith's first ever morning show concert today, friday, november 2nd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, welcome to "today." 7:00 a.m. on the west coast on friday. i am matt lauer. >> i am savannah guthrie. it has been a hard week around here. we are excited to have something to smile about. aerosmith is here. >> i listened to the check. and the visual of them on the concert stage is something to remember. it is a great distraction. but only a distraction from the on-going problems in the wake of the storm sandy. this morning, the death toll from the storm has risen from more than 90 people. there's a lot of talk abo
's chuck todd. >> and as residents of the northeast move forward with their cleanup from hurricane sandy, we're going to ask the question how will that storm impact voter turnout in parts of the country tomorrow? >> and, of course, sandy still fresh in our minds and our hearts. people still trying to recover an dig out. there's a new storm targeting the region in the coming days. we want to get right to al roker who is on hard-hit stinld with more on that. good morning, al. >> good morning, savannah. house after house, instead of cars in the garage or the driveway, they have boats, and they are planning to get some of these boats out of here starting today, but that may be hampered by an oncoming nor'easter which normally we wouldn't be that worried about, but because of the weakened beaches and infrastructure this could be a big, big problem. let's take a look at where it's starting off. tomorrow morning around 8:00 a.m. it's in florida. so it's causing problems for maybe the voting in florida, especially in northern and central florida. as we make our way up the day tomorrow, we see it
, are going to be with us tonight on this benefit concert to help the victims of hurricane sandy. guys, fantastic. >> thank you. >> now that we've made history on the "today" show plaza. >> got to say a couple of things. all those here's -- by the way, willie geist joining us as well. all these years rocking the plaza, that was rocking the plaza. mark trout, one of our great stage hands here, manager said, you know, there's a difference when the gods of rock 'n' roll take the stage, and they are the gods of rock 'n' roll. >> not only have we drawn a crowd, people who have come to see the band, people we work with that play guitars or drum as a hobby, all here taking notes because everybody wants to see rock 'n' roll legends. >> i guess there was some question if a rock 'n' roll band could come to play at 8:30 in the morning. those questions were answered a few minutes ago. >> we've got a jumbotron up on the plaza there which is pretty cool. >> that's there for democracy plaza. >> exactly. worked out pretty well today. >> a lot of people got to see the concert. we want to get to the new
nearly two weeks since hurricane sandy. thousands are still in the dark. meantime, the destruction is inspiring many others to help out -- to lend a helping hand. we'll take you to hard hit coney island. >>> plus, with thanksgiving right around the corner, why you could be getting the stuffing kicked out of your wallet if you are traveling. we'll try to help you save a few bucks. let's begin with the resignation of general the t david petraeus. e-mails between him and paula broadwe broadwell, his biographer, were indicative of an extramarital affair. this is as petraeus' former spokesperson is speaking out granting his only television interview to nbc's chrkristen welker. she is in our washington bureau. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, lester. i end viewed steven broil. petraeus was in the comeback forces in iraq. he says he is stunned about the news of his former boss. new details are emerging about how this all came to light. according to multiple sources the down fall of general david petraeus all started with a seemingly unrelated complaint to the fbi.
>>> good morning. the sequel, a strong storm hits the sandy-ravaged northeast with 40-mile-an-hour winds and heavy wet snow. in some places, up to a foot of it. but in the midst of it all, a bright moment for one storm victim. >> we are cold. oh, my goodness. >>> honeymoon over. the day after the president is re-elected, wall street has its worst day of the year while republicans are trying to figure out how they let it slip away. >>> and you go girl. the 9-year-old phenom with unbelievable moves on the football field. she has all the boys chasing after her today, november 8th, 2008. 2012. >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. i love this interview that stephanie gosk was doing with that woman. she hasn't had power since nine days ago. in the middle of the interview talking about no heat. and the lights come on. imagine the relief you would feel. >> i was going to say, you know what? it's not just the lights, but her face lights up in that moment. and to have it all happen right there is prett
forward with their cleanup from hurricane sandy, we're going to ask the question how will that storm impact voter turnout in parts of the country tomorrow? >> and, of course, sandy still fresh in our minds and our hearts. people still trying to recover an dig out. there's a new storm targeting the region in the coming days. we want to get right to al roker who is on hard-hit stinld with more on that. good morning, al. >> good morning, savannah. house after house, instead of cars in the garage or the driveway, they have boats, and they are planning to get some of these boats out of here starting today, but that may be hampered by an oncoming nor'easter which normally we wouldn't be that worried about, but because of the weakened beaches and infrastructure this could be a big, big problem. let's take a look at where it's starting off. tomorrow morning around 8:00 a.m. it's in florida. so it's causing problems for maybe the voting in florida, especially in northern and central florida. as we make our way up the day tomorrow, we see it along the carolina coastline. by wednesday morning i
of applause for marilyn. >> good job. >> thank you, sweetie. >>> we have sandy, 63 from new brunswick, canada. that's so nice. she had the same look as long as she can remember. she was excited to get a glam new look. let's hear her story. >> i'm excited for this one because underneath here i know that there is a hot little body and you're single. tell me what you want? from this makeover. >> i would like to look like a new yorker. >> a new yorker. >> yes. >> and you're single so we're going to make you look very glam so maybe you can find your ultimate man. >> that would be a bonus, yes. that would be great. >> all righty. she is here with her daughter-in-law lynn. let's look at sandy before and bring the new sandy out. >> wow! all right, lynn. take off your blind fold there. >> oh, my god. i love it! >> turn around, sandy. see what she's clapping for. >> oh, my gosh. it's beautiful. i love my hair. >> you obviously did a major makeover here. >> sandy had the problem of she was born blonde, her hair kept going gray and she kept highlighting it. >> look at the difference. >> i put color all o
president of the united states. >> and after the last two weeks of hurricane sandy and then the nor'easter, we've been seeing some heartbreaking pictures coming out of those areas. and who about the other victims. these pets, some amazing people who have stepped in. >> all right. lots to get to, but first let's go inside. natalie is standing by with a look at all the headlines. natalie, good morning to you. >> good morning, everyone. the fallout is widening this morning following the resignation of cia director general david petraeus. officials say the fbi investigation into petraeus' extramarital affairs was triggered by a complaint by one of his family friends, jill kelly. kelly told the fbi she had been receiving anonymous harassing e-mails. the fbi traced those e-mails to petraeus biographer paula broadwell we developing their affair. intelligence officials and congressional leaders want to know why they weren't told about the affair sooner as a matter involving a potential security breach. >>> deadly devastation in an indianapolis neighborhood has forced some 200 residents from
of superstorm sandy. take a lack at this surveillance film from the new york port authority showing the water gushing into the p.a.t.h. station in hoboken, new jersey, as sea waters were above 13 feet. even now, cannot believe some of the things you have seen. back to you guys. >> thanks, natalie. al is here with a check of the weather. >> quiet on the east. big problems in the northwest. big storm system bringing in rain and heavy rain today into tonight as a combination cold front and low pressure system pushes in and brings that heavy rain. 1 to 2 inches of rain, and there's going to be a lot of snow. that's what's >> we have some clout. the showers will go away. we expect temperatures to be in the 50's >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> all right, al. thanks. now a remarkable story in the wake of superstorm sandy. decades-old love letters that turned up in new jersey. nbc's mara schiavocampo is here with this story. good morning to you. >> good morning. this could be straight out of hollywood. after the storm a new jersey woman came across dozens of letters in the sand. glimp
>>> good morning. >>> good morning. the sequel, a strong storm hits the sandy-ravaged northeast with 40-mile-an-hour winds and heavy wet snow. in some places, up to a foot of it. but in the midst of it all, a bright moment for one storm victim.victim. >> we are cold.e cold. oh, my goodness.dness. >>> honeymoon over.n over. the day after the president is re-elected, wall street has its worst day of the year while r w republicans are trying to figure out how they let it slip away. . >>> and you go, girl., girl. the 9-year-old phenom with m wi unbelievable moves on the n the football field.ll field. why she has all the boys chasing after her today, november 8th, 2012.3 c1 >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning.morning. i'm savannah gurthrie.urthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer.lauer. i love this interview that stephanie gosk was doing with w that woman.that woman. she hasn't had power since nine days ago, when the storm hit. in the middle of the interview, they were talking about that, no heat. s and the lights come on. imagine the relief you would feel.
weeks after hurricane sandy hit the area, there are still thousands of people without electricity. and for many of them, patience is wearing thing. stephanie goff has the latest. >> we need release. >> reporter: 11 days after the light went out, residents are steaming. >> where is lip snara? >> lipa management has fallen down on the job. >> send in the national guard, we're fed up. >> reporter: lipa says it can't restore power until flood damaged homes are inspected. in june, a state investigation criticized lipa for a outdated emergency response plan with no system to predict power restoration. they did not respond to repeated requests for comment. governor cuomo called it a failure. >> it's gotten cold, it's uncomfortable. yes, we're understanding but we're also impatient, and we want more and we want it faster. >> many residents are reporting what are sometimes dangerous conditions. >> 200 elderly residents were virtually ignored until friday. >> they under played it, i felt very much forgotten about. >> chris christie toured damaged areas and asked the 200,000 without power to
been destroyed twice in the past year, after irene and sandy. the woman who was so used to giving her everything to everyone around her now seeing the community that she has created rally around her and her family to bring back a sense of normalcy. it's a beautiful, inspiring story. >> and as you know, this is one of the busiest travel it's of the year and the weather can wreak havoc on flight schedules, of course, causing major delays. i found out firsthand what you can do to make your unexpected stay at the airport a little less stressful. we'll try. >> we'll take whatever we can get. >> if you can pass time looking at viral videos. we've all seen psy's "gangnam style." can you do gangnam style? can you do it? this has been a viral sensation. we will have a wrapup of the best thanksgiving viral sensations out there. wait until you see what we've got. it's pretty good stuff. >> a cute baby ahead. >>> first, though, a final check of the weather with diylan. >>> we are talking about the cold air today, but it is actually pretty nice in other parts of the country but i noticed matching
to us about this other storm that's making its way to our area. this won't be another sandy, but it could bring heavy rain, more flooding, maybe some more power problems for a lot of people who don't need any more so we'll be talking about that. >> you know, there was a big controversy here in new york about whether or not to run the new york city marathon. ultimately the mayor decided hot to run it. that was on friday. so you had thousands of marathon runners here in new york city, and a lot of them did the right thing and ran to staten island and other parts of the city. we'll talk to the runners and others who organized that run. >> it's november which means you have to start thinking about holiday shopping. we've got great ideas. advice on where to find the best items, whether it's electronics or pjs where you can get the good buys in november. elizabeth mayhew is here. oh, turkeys, too. >> you're all getting turkeys from me this year. frozen turkeys. natalie is standing by with a check of the headlines, natalie? >> good morning, everyone. the northeast is scrambling to
. >> dylan, thanks. nearly two weeks after hurricane sandy hits this area, there are still hundreds of thousands of people without electricity. and for many of them, patience is understandably wearing thin. stephanie gosk has the latest from long island. >> we need relief. >> reporter: 11 days after the lights went out in oceanside, long island, residents are seething. >> where is lipa? >> reporter: and the county's chief wants to put the military in charge of restoring power. >> lipa management has once again fallen down on the job. >> send in the national guard. we are fed up! >> reporter: the power company lipa says it can't restore power until flood-damaged homes are inspected. it was the same criticism leveled last year after hurricane irene. in june, a state investigation criticized lipa for what it called an outdated emergency response plan. with no system to predict power restoration. lipa did not respond to repeated requests for comment. new york governor andrew cuomo has called the delay a failure. >> you have people without power for a very long time, it's gotten cold, it
sandy after taking a strong stance on the looming fiscal cliff telling lawmakers that the economy cannot afford a tax increase on all americans. republican leaders say raising income tax rates on wealthier americans could hurt job creation. >>> after a rough closing on wednesday over those fiscal cliff fears, wall street is once again on edge this morning as new figures show the 17-nation euro zone has officially fallen back into a recession. and workers protest there are sweeping across the continent. kayla tausche is at the new york stock exchange with more. kayla, good morning. >> good morning, natalie. the congressional budget office has warned that failing to fix the $600 billion in tax and spending cuts would drive the u.s. into recession, which has been relatively strong compared to europe with rising unemployment and unrest, as well as china where big questions loom over the direction of the world's second largest economy under new leadership. president obama yesterday called for tax cuts to the middle class immediately. that followed business leaders and a big meeting there, one
>>> and that is your latest forecast. erica? >> thanks. >>> nearly two weeks after hurricane sandy hit the area, there are still thousands of people without electricity. and for many of them, patience is wearing thing. stephanie goff has the latest. >> we need release. >> reporter: 11 days after the light went out, residents are steaming. >> where is lip snara? >> lipa management has fallen down on the job. >> send in the national guard, we're fed up. >> reporter: lipa says it can't restore power until flood damaged homes are inspected. in june, a state investigation criticized lipa for a outdated emergency response plan with no system to predict power restoration. they did not respond to repeated requests for comment. governor cuomo called it a failure. >> it's gotten cold, it's uncomfortable. yes, we're understanding but we're also impatient, and we want more and we want it faster. >> many residents are reporting what are sometimes dangerous conditions. >> 200 elderly residents were virtually ignored until friday. >> they under played it, i felt very much forgotten about. >> chris christie to
after i visited hurricane sandy devastated a lot of the eastern seaboard, luckily, revel survived without any significant damage. ♪ ♪ luck be a lady tonight right now, i'm at the revel resort and casino in atlantic city. i'm about to go into the ultra lounge and try my hand at dealing a hand. let's see how this goes. my first teacher showed me his chips. >> orange is 1,000. >> okay. >> is that the one you want? >> yeah, i want the orange one. then he started me off with the basic skill of shuffling. i used to do this with uno cards. which i quickly learned was not basic at all. >> you don't want to bend them. >> i'm not bending them. wait what's wrong with my card deck? one of them is bent. >> the whole deck is bent. you ripple once. >> ripple is the word? you can't show any cards to the customers, obviously. >> this is pretty. i found a move that seemed to suit me. i know how to do this part. we do this at home. have you ever played war? >> yes, i did. >> i know how to do that one. it was finally time to learn the rules for blackjack. >> that's the sign for yes, that's the si
getting slammed by superstorm sandy, new york and new jersey are bracing for yet another new storm. hundreds of flights in the area have already been cancelled, and airlines are evaluating how many more will be grounded. in low-lying areas police are using loudspeakers to tell residents to move to higher ground, and hundreds of nursing home residents in the hard-hit rockaways have already been evacuated. one ray of hope. weather experts now say this nor'easter may be weaker than originally expected. >>> after indicating that he would not voluntarily attend a congressional hearing this month, house lawmakers have issued a subpoena for barry kaden, the director of the massachusetts pharmacy at the center of the deadly meningitis outbreak. 30 deaths have been blamed on the outbreak and more than 400 people have been sickened by tainted steroid injections distributed by the compounding facility. >>> the former president of penn state university is set for arraignment today as graham spanier's criminal case begins. he's charged with perjury and attempting to cover up the jerry sandusky
images this morning showing the wrath of superstorm sandy. look at the video from new york port authority. shows water gushing into a station in hoboken, new jersey, as record level sea water surged above 13 feet as we are all getting these images, even now, still cannot even believe some of the things you see. matt and savannah, back to you. >> thanks very much. >>> alice here with a check of the weather, bud. >> things are quiet in the east. big problems in the pacific northwest. big storm system coming in, bringing in rain, heavy rain later today on into tonight as a combination cold front, low pressure system pushes in and brings that heavy rain. one to two inches of rain and there's going to be a lot of >>> good friday morning to you. showers increasing at this point. make sure you're ready for a slick commute. you can see most of the bay area at this point getting some light to moderate showers, some heavy rain on the way to half moon bay in the next half hour or so. we'll continue to see light showers, embedded thunderstorms throughout the day today. keep the umbrella handy all thr
reeling after superstorm sandy, and their patience is wearing very thin. nbc's tom llamas is in staten island. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. this neighborhood is called midland beach and residents here, like in other parts of the region, now know surviving sandy means surviving the two weeks after it. make no mistake. help is here and things are getting better, but because of scenes like this some are calling this the new normal and those who are actually living it say it's miserable and there's nothing normal about it. >> reporter: a utility crew on long ilong is just getting to the downed tree and the web of wires it took down. residents forced to put up their own sign to warn people of the danger. their patience, like their power, is gone. >> the fact that it's two weeks later, and we still have live wires on our street is completely unacceptable. >> reporter: unacceptable and reaching a breaking point for mothers like barbara trying to get their families back on track. her son jack just celebrated his 6th birthday in a cold, dark house. not even jack's smile could
. rental cars almost impossible to find because thousands of them were flooded by hurricane sandy. if you're trying to get a rental car, probably didn't have much luck. as far as air travel, good news, it's down from last year, so the airports will be a little emptier. when you're shopping for airfare, that's down as well. about 11%. the average price for a ticket within the u.s. today is $188. finally, buses, cruise ships and trains, 1.3 million americans traveling that way today. so here we are on i-95. we're hoping to get back to you matt. i hear you're cooking dinner. >> you might want to head in the other direction. thank you very much. good to see you. >> you're cooking but he's not invited? >> don't want my cooking, that's all. >> let's get a check of the top stories. natalie morales is at the news desk. >> good morning savannah and matt and everyone. a last-ditch effort to save hostess brands has failed. the second largest union broke down late tuesday. the cake maker heads to bankruptcy court today to let a judge decide what the company can liquidate. there may be hopes for twink
in the northeast still reeling after superstorm sandy, and their patience is wearing very thin. nbc's tom llamas is in staten island. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. this neighborhood is called midland beach and residents here, like in other parts of the region, now know surviving sandy means surviving the two weeks after it. make no mistake. help is here and things are getting better, but because of scenes like this some are calling this the new normal and those who are actually living it say it's miserable and there's nothing normal about it. >> reporter: a utility crew on long ilong is just getting to the downed tree and the web of wires it took down. residents forced to put up their own sign to warn people of the danger. their patience, like their power, is gone. >> the fact that it's two weeks later, and we still have live wires on our street is completely unacceptable. >> reporter: unacceptable and reaching a breaking point for mothers like barbara trying to get their families back on track. her son jack just celebrated his 6th birthday in a cold, dark house. not even jack'
two weeks after superstorm sandy 120,000 homes and businesses remain in the dark. this is american red cross and criticism to the response saying its work has been near flawless, but in some hard hit areas like breezy point new york, residents have seen no sign of the relief organizations. >>> in a landmark vote, greek lawmakers approved the country's 2013 austerity budget. it is a major step forward securing a 40 billion rescue loan to prevent greece going bankrupt. >>> a full on throw down at the phoenix international raceway after nascar stars jeff gordon and clint boyar got into a bump. gordon slowed down, after weeks of dust up. the road rage didn't stop there. pit crews from both teams got into it in the garage area. nascar is considering what penalties to inflict on the two. as you heard, matt, savannah, al, gordon saying he's not going to apologize. >> might want to be careful when he gets in the car next time. that's not going to end well. >> like a hockey game broke out. >> i know. >>> mr. roker, what's the weather look like? >> we have a vigorous cold front making it across
jersey, a region still trying to catch its breath a week after superstorm sandy rolled in. this latest wintery blast blanketing the coast already has tens of thousands of customers from new york down to the carolinas without power again. meantime, officials now put sandy's death toll at 121 people. >>> president obama and leaders of a divided congress are making post election pledges to work together a major deal to reduce the deficit without stalling the economic recovery. house speaker john boehner said wednesday that republicans would be willing to consider hiking tax revenues under the right circumstances along with a package of spending cuts. concerns about the looming fiscal crisis and europe's financial problems led to a 312-point plunge on wednesday on wall street. >>> wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords is set to come face-to-face with her shooter today. the massacre in 2011, pleaded guilty to killing six people and wounding 13 others, including giffords. this will be giffords' first appearance in court for this case. and her husband mark kelly will be at her side. federa
york and new jersey where two weeks after superstorm sandy some 120,000 homes and businesses remain in the dark. this as the american red cross fights back at criticism of its response to the storm saying its work has been, quote, near flawless, but in some hard-hit areas like breezy point, new york, residents say they have seen no sign of the relief organization. >>> in a landmark vote this morning, greek lawmakers have approved the country's 2013 austerity budget. the approval is a major step forward in securing a $40 billion rescue loan to prevent greece from going bankrupt. finance leaders from across the eurozone meet and debate the greek bailout today in brussels. >>> a full-on throwdown at the phoenix international raceway this weekend after nascar stars jeff gordon and clint bowyer got into a scrape-up. gordon slowed down allegedly to wreck bowyer on purpose after a week of on-track dust-ups. the pit crews from both crews got into a fracas in the pit area. nascar is determining what penalties to inflict on the two. as you heard, matt, savannah and al, jeff gordon saying he's
after superstorm sandy. just as dropping temperatures and a new storm head to the region. a nor'easter set to head to the area on wednesday and officials are helping to ease the voting process allowing people in emergency zones to vote in any polling station they can access. >>> violence in the middle east this morning in iraq. a car bomb has exploded near a military base north of baghdad killing at least 27 people and wounding dozens of others. meantime this morning in syria, gunmen assassinate the the brother of the parliament speaker in damascus. this as the government shutters the office of hamas breaking with the militant group it once backed against israel. >>> officials from american airlines and u.s. airways are reportedly meeting today to discuss the benefits and downsides of a possible merger. both airlines announced last week that they had signed a non-disclosure agreement and would exchange confidential information while they evaluate a potential combination. american's parent company filed for bankruptcy protection nearly one year ago. >>> "x" factor judge britney s
just on the heels of sandy. al is in point pleasant beach, new jersey again this morning. al, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah and matt. they built this birm, this dune about a mile long yesterday to protect against this nor'easter coming in. they are putting in an access point. they will be bringing in dump trucks to put in more sand to protect against storm surge. let's show you the nor'easter right now. it's making its way up along the new jersey coast. it's bringing in strong northeasterly winds. wind gusts of anywhere from 30 to 40 miles per hour. take a look. we're expecting airport delays today along the i-95 corridor. we're also expecting storm surge coming in, anywhere from 2 to 4 feet of storm surge along the eastern seaboard, and as you can see that storm surge is going to be causing some problems as far as beach erosion, flooding, shore waves of 8 to 12 feet and wind gusts of 65 miles per hour. and we've got rain with this system. we're talking about anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of rain, but look at what's behind it. along the new york-new jersey shoreline,
with the shortages caused by hurricane sandy drivers can buy gas every other day based on odd or even license plate numbers. mayor michael bloomberg said only 1/4 of the city's gas stations were open because of power outages or delayed fuel shipments. >>> now for a look at what's trending today, our quick round up of what has you talking online. "dancing with the stars" cohost brooke burke revealed in an online video thursday that she is going to have surgery for thyroid cancer. >> doctors say that this is like a good cancer to have that. that sounds so crazy but my doctor did tell me this is a happily ever after ending kind of thing. >> the 41-year-old mother of four said the surgery will leave her with a scar on her neck but she plans to make a positive out of the negative and be a really good patient. >>> thousands of twi-hard "twilight" fans already camping out in los angeles for monday's premiere of the sequel "breaking dawn part two." red carpet guests include "twilight" megastar taylor lautner who will be here live in our studio this morning. the movie opens nationwide next friday. >>> and e
angels left homeless because of superstorm sandy. >> we are back here at animal care and control in new york city where sadly the cages are still full with wonderful little doggies like this little guy. he is a handsome and a beauty. rocky is what? a spaniel docson mix? >> yeah, and rescued as a stray. >> he's so sweet and energetic. can you see his tail is going a mile a minute? wonderful dog for children and families. this beautiful boy is charlie. >> charlie's a 6-month-old, still a puppy. >> and so affectionate and just perfect for this weather because it is cold. >> he's got a coat on, doesn't he? >> this 1-year-old poodle mix named cotton ball is so sweet, but she is a little frightened, right? >> yeah, found her hiding underneath a car. someone rescued her. >> she's in great shape, wasn't injured. >> and she's been adjusting really, really well. >> and finally we have meow to wow. and these little angels lucy and simba are survivors from superstorm sandy, but tragically their owners lost everything, their home, and now they're up for adoption. >> we'd like to keep them together s
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